Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Falling for Mr. Darcy by KaraLynne Mackrory

Falling for Mr. Darcy by KaraLynne Mackrory

Summary from Goodreads:
In this Regency adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved Pride and Prejudice, the simple truth is proven that sometimes a gentleman never knows his heart until a lady comes along to introduce it to him. When Mr. Darcy encounters Elizabeth Bennet injured after a fall, his concern for her welfare cracks the shell of his carefully guarded heart and a charming man emerges. Elizabeth sees an appealing side of him she never believed possible from the stoic, proud master of Pemberley. They find the simple gentlemanly act of assisting her home will best both Mr. Darcy's resolve to keep his heart safe and Elizabeth's conviction that this is the last man on earth she might have ever been prevailed upon to marry. Soon, falling for Mr. Darcy becomes a real possibility.

Read February 2013

Library Book

3.5 Stars

My Review:
This is definitely a romance book.  It is filled with frilly descriptions and sentimental thoughts from both Mr. Darcy and Miss Bennet. 

In this adaptation, the author takes these two characters on a tangent from the original Austen story line.  A chance encounter and rescue bring these two together earlier in the story line.  Thus the story takes a different path for them and the other characters.  There are many similar situations and even some direct dialogue from the original, but this is definitely a different story.  There are assumptions made that the reader has read or is at least familiar with the original story.  There isn't a lot of background given on some situations or some characters.  I would recommend reading the original before delving into this one.

I think those who enjoy the story of Pride and Prejudice, but would rather see a sweet, sentimental love story without as much impeding the romance, then this book is for you.

Warnings: None

I would let my 15 year old daughter read this book.

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